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Support Groups

ACP Consultants
1580 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 3110
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone:  (847) 824.1235
FAX:  (847) 824-2386
Support groups, School Advocacy for IEP, Psychological testing, ADOS, etc.
Insurance Accepted:  BCBS PPO, Aetna, Cigna, Magellan
Serving Park Ridge and surrounding communities.

Adult Autism Support Group
22 Ingleshire Road
Montgomery, IL 60538
Phone:  (630) 414-7221
Contact:  Linda Marshall
Art therapy, discussion between one another, show/learn talent.  2nd Thursday of each month, beginning September 8, 2016.
Insurance accepted:  Not Needed

Autism Society of America
Central Illinois
P.O Box 8781
Springfield, Il 6279
1 1.877.311.7703

Burkhardt Services and Neurohealth Associates
34 Country Club Drive
Olympia Fields, Il 60461
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Access Living
115 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
Voice: 312.640.2190
TTY: 312.640.2102

Larry Bowman
1225 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, Il 60047
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Celebrate Differences
2440 US Hwy 30 Ste.
152 Oswego Il 60543
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Center for Speech and Language Disorders
606 N. Michigan
Elmhurst, Il 60126
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Advocate Illinois Masonic Pediatric Developmental Center
3040 N. Wilton Avenue
Chicago, IL  60657
Phone:  (773) 296-7340
Medicaid Provider: Yes

9901 Debry Ln.
Westchester, Il 60154
Medicaid Provider: Yes
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Chicago Assoc. for Retarded Citizens (CARC)
8 S. Michigan, Ste.1700
Chicago Il 60603
Medicaid Provider: Yes
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Chicago Parent & Friends
10241 S. Commerial Ave.
Chicago, Il 60617
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GRASP (Global & Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership)
Chicago-Evanston Chapter
(National) 419 Lafayette Street
New York, NY  10003
Phone: 1 (888) 474-7277
Steven L., Chicago-Evanston Support Group Facilitator
(Local Events Listing)
(Local Chapter):  Peer-run support group led by adults on autism spectrum for adults 18 & over with autism, Asperger Syndrome, and social-affecting learning disabilities.  Meets on 3rd Sunday each month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Email facilitator at for location and details.
Group is not lead by a professional therapist and no professional therapist is present at the meetings.  No charge.

Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living (IVCIL)
18 Gunia Drive
LaSalle, IL 61301
Phone:  (815) 224-3126
FAX:  (815) 224-3576
Contact:  Marla Michalak, Youth Advocate
Educational Advocacy, Information & Referral, Peer Counseling, Independent Living Skills Training, Teen Support Group Socials, Transition Planning and Parent & Community Trainings on Disabilities and Special Education.
Insurance Accepted:  
Not Applicable – free service.
Serving LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, Marshal & Stark Counties.#

PATH (Providing Access To Help)

201 E. Grove St.
Bloomington IL 61701
Phone: 800.570.PATH
Alternate Phone: 309.827.4005
Fax: 309.827.7485

Perfect Wings Support Group Easter Seals
303 North Hershey Road, 2B
Bloomington IL 61704
Phone: 309.663.8275
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The Baby Fold/Hammitt Autism Support Group
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108 E. Willow
Normal IL 61761
Phone: 309.451.7219

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560 Waterbury Dr
Aurora IL 60504
Phone: 630.978.1615

SHORE Community Services
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4232 Demptser
Skokie IL 60076
Phone: 847.982.2030
Fax: 847.982.2039

F.E.A.T. – Illinois Chapter ( Families for Early Autism Treatment)
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PO Box 401
Frankfort IL 60423
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TCRC, Inc.
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21310 Illinois Rt. 9
Tremont IL 61568
Phone: 309.347.7148
Fax: 309.925.4241

Illinois Wesleyan Univ. Social Group
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Bloomington IL 61704
Phone: 309.862.0064
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Marc Center
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1606 Hunt Drive
Normal IL 61761
Phone: 309.451.8888
Alternate Phone: TTY: 309.451.0077
Fax: 309.451.8989

Parent to Parent Network
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825 18th Street
PO Box 587
Charleston IL 61920
Phone: 217.348.0127
Fax: 217.348.0740

A.N.S.W.E.R.S. – Peoria (Autism Needs Support WherEveR it Strikes)
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2900 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria IL 61604
Phone: 309.676.7555
Fax: 309.636.8775
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ASMC-Biomedical Support Group
PO Box 1644
Bloomington IL 61702
Phone: 309.828.1515
Alternate Phone: 309.451.9215
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Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood
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32 Horrabin Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb IL 61455
Phone: 309.298.1634 ext. 250
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Judevine Center for Autism
1810 Craig Road, Suite 109
St. Louis, MO  63146
Phone: (800) 780-6545
Fax: (888) 507-4453
ABA, In-Home, Employment, Social Skills Groups, Parent Training, Residential Services, etc.  Serving Missouri.
Accepts most major insurance companies.


PASSAGES MEETINGS: Held at Harper College, 4th Tuesday of the Month: NW Suburban Chapter of Autism Illinois, Hoffman Estates: Chapter President Kym Bills (630-523-1390) or Website

PEPS Meetings (Mount Prospect District 57 parent support groups)

Grupo SALTO – A support group for Latino parents, Chicago: Matie Ovalle at (312) 996-0903

NSSEO Autism Parent Support Group, Mt. Prospect, , and click on Services, then Autism Support.

The Holistic Moms or contact Heather Carney at 773-255-6078.

Welcome to CASPAN, the Chicago Autism Spectrum Adult (and Teen) Network. We have several different groups around the Chicago area. See their Website for Meeting Dates and locations. If you are looking for the GRASP Chicago group in Evanston, please visit

AuTeensTM (Support Group) this is a group for teenagers on the Austism Spectrum who want to connect with and learn from others who are sharing the same experience.

9. Northwest Special Education Forum The Northwest Special Education Forum was created for parents whose children learn differently. Meetings are held at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway (Route 14), Barrington, IL 60010. We begin at 7:00PM and most meetings last about two hours.

Self Advocacy Council of Northern Illinois: McHenry County College. For additional information and to RSVP, call or email: Nicholas Das, President; 815-354-4110;

Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights (formerly Arlington Height Evangelical Free Chruch): Special Needs Parent Network first Thursday of each month. Contact Liz Sutherland at 224-764-4032, 1330 N. Douglas Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Contact Wendi Serna or 847.749.4099, 1330 N. Douglas Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Childcare will be provided if we are notified of your need ahead of time.

Chicago Adults with Aspergers &amp; Friends Meetup Site, Contains announcements for autism spectrum adult support groups in Chicago and Evanston, as well as a mixed Asperger adult and relatives group that meets in Evanston. Downtown Chicago Autism Spectrum Adult Support Group 1st Saturday of the Month, from 1 pm to 3 pm

Evanston Autism Spectrum Adult Support Group 3rd Sunday of the Month from 2 pm to 4 pm Evanston Hospital (Room 1711, 1st Floor) 2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 Evanston Autism Spectrum Adult Support Group is a peer-run support group for adults (18+) with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and other similar LDs. No formal diagnosis necessary. The group will discuss a variety of topics including the challenges that adults on the autism spectrum face in work and More Information on Chicago Adults with Aspergers &amp; Friends Meetup site,

“Moms of Extraordinary Kids” monthly support group, meets for sharing and prayer at 10:30am the second Sunday of each month at Alpine Chapel, corner of Echo Lake Road &amp; Miller Road in Lake Zurich. For additional information, call Alpine Chapel at 847-540-8280.

YEAR-ROUND MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP, TWO year-round ongoing monthly parent support groups offered every second Thursday evening and every third Friday morning of the month. For parents of children and adolescents with brain disorders, behavior problems or school difficulties — no formal diagnosis necessary. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), For more information please call NAMI CCNS office at 847-716-2252 or visit web site at

16. Special Needs Support Network (SNSN) of Lake Zurich and surrounding communities. 2nd and 4th Mondays each month. 2nd Monday (networking) 9AM-11AM at Alpine Chapel in Lake Zurich (Miller and Echo Lake Rd) – not affiliated with the church. 4th Monday (speakers) 7PM – 8:45PM at Ela Public Library in Lake Zurich (Rt. 22 and Old Rand Rd.) For more info email: or call Sue at 847.726.2113

SEMAH: Special Education MATTERS in Arlington Heights

Knowledge Safari is a social networking and review site catering to the special needs community. People can create profiles to connect with others navigating similiar paths in the special needs world. People can create and read reviews of restaurants, doctors, afterschool programs, etc with special needs in mind.

Ongoing, first Thursday of every month, Parent Support Group, 7:00-8:30 PM, Response, 9304 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 60077. Response is offering this group for parents of teens, lending support and. For more information, please call Nadine at 224-625-2909.

Monday Morning Series, 9:30-11:00 AM, NSSED Offices, Rubloff Building Training Room, 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park, 60035 (RSVP). NSSED/APS Parent Mentor Program in collaboration with TotalLink2 Community Cooperative and the PELS parent group. Advance registration is required as space is limited. RSVP to Mary Ades, , or 847-831-5100, ext. 211. There is no fee for these sessions. Questions? Contact Sue Hans at 847-831-5100, ext. 228.

Parent Support Group Autism Society of Illinois: For more information please contact Sarah at 1.630.691.1270 or by email

OCDChicago is a good reference for families with a member who has OCD. They offer information, answer phone questions, and have a referral list of therapists and support groups. email: , phone: 773-880-1635.

Chicago Southside Autism Support Group
Chicago, Il
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Community Support Services
Brookfield, Il
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Community Therapy Services
40 W. 310 LaFox Rd. Suite A1-B1
St. Charles Il 60174
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Designs for Change
29 E. Madison Ste. 950
Chicago, Il 60602
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Easter Seals Dupage and Fox Valley Region
830 S. Addison
Villa Park, Il 60181
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Easter Seals Joliet Region
212 Barney Drive
Joliet, Il 60345
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El Valor
1850 W. 21st St.
Chicago, ll 60608
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Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 300
Chicago IL  60604
Phone voice:  (312) 939-3515
TTY & TDY:  (312) 939-3519
IL only:  (800) 952-4199

Web Site:  www.frcd.or

Have Dreams
515 Busse Hwy Suite 150
Park Ridge, Il 60068
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Jewish Children’s Bureau of Chicago
Chicago, Il 60606
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Little City Foundation
1760 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, Il 60067
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Pioneer Center For Human Services
4001 Dayton St.
McHenry Il 60050
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Sweeney, Augustin and Associates
5225 Old Orchard Rd. #44
Skokie, Il 60077
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TAP Training Center at Unviersity of Illinois-Chicago
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd. Rm155
Chicago, Il 60608
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Trinity Services
100 Gougar Rd.
Joliet, Il 60432
Medicaid Provider: Yes
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UCP of Greater Chicago
160 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, Il 60606
Medicaid Provider: Yes
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Voice Advocacy
P.O Box 834
Mokena, Il 60448
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The ARC of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties
1222 E. State Street
Rockford, IL  61104
Phone:  (815) 965-3455
FAX:  (815) 965-3673
Web Site:
We serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through advocacy and support.
Serving Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties.
Insurance Accepted:  Medicaid Waiver

Family Service Agency of DeKalb County, Inc.
14 Health Services Dr.
DeKalb, Il 60115
Phone:  (815) 758-8616
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Galena Parents Advocates IL

Abilities Plus
1100 N. East
Kenwanee, Il 61433
Phone:  (309) 852-4626
Medicaid Provider: Yes
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Arc Of Iroquois County
700 E. Elm St.
Wateska, IL  60970
Phone:  (815) 432-5288
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Asperger’s Syndrome Support Group (SEAPCO)
5000 S. Adams
Barton, IL  61607 1.309.697.0880
The Baby Fold 108 E. Willow St.
Normal Il 61761
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Developmental Services Center
1304 W. Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL  61821
Phone:  (217) 356-6176
FAX:  (217) 356-9851
Providing direct and indirect services provided through choice include prevention, intervention/treatment, habilitation/rehabilitation, and support/maintenance.
Insurance accepted: Call for more information.

Easter Seals Bloomington
2404 E. Empire
Bloomington, Il 61704
Phone:  (309) 663-8275
Medicaid Provider: Yes
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Easter Seals Children Developmental Center
650 N. Main St.
Rockford, Il 61103
Phone:  (815) 965-6745
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Easter Seals of LaSalle &amp; Bureau Counties
1013 Adams Ottawa, Il 61350
Phone:  (815) 434-0857
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Piatt County Mental Health Center
1921 N. Market Street
Monticello, IL  61856
Phone:  (217) 762-5371
FAX:  (217) 762-4066
Web Site:
Medicaid Provider: Yes
Serving Piatt County

The Autism Clinic at The Hope Institute for Children and Families
5220 S. 6th Street Rd., Suite 1700
Springfield, IL  62703
Phone:  (217) 525-8332
FAX:  (217) 789-1420

Contact:  Leigh Grannan
FAX:  (217) 789-1420
Insurance Accepted:  Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Health Alliance, Health Link, Humana, Tricare and United Healthcare.
The Autism Clinic offers autism diagnostic evaluations, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services and social skills group programming.
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TAP Training Center at Illinois State University
Dept. of Psych and Special Education
Degarmo Hall
Normal, Il 61790
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Land of Lincoln
101 N. 16th
Springfield, Il 62703
Medicaid Provider: Yes
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Autism Society of America
P.O. Box 8781
Springfield Il 62791
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Aspergers Syndrome Support Awareness of Cental Il

Illinois Center for Autism
548 South Ruby Lane
Fairview Heights, Il 62208
Medicaid Provider: Yes
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Macon Resource, Inc.
2121 Hubbard Ave.
Decatur, Il 62524
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Eagle’s Nest
Willow Creek Community Church
South Barrington, Il 60010
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Family ETC
333 Commerce Dr.
Crystal Lake Il 60014

Family Resource Center at Mildred Berry Center
8616 Northern Ave.
Rockford, Il 61107

Fox Valley M.U.M.S (Moms United for Moral Support) Il
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Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities
3104 Treesdale Court
Naperville, Il 60564

Local Interagency Council #16
320 E. Armstrong Ave.
Peoria Il 61603
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Counties Served: , Peoria, Tazwell, Woodford Counties

Local Interagency Council #45
320 E. Armstrong Ave.
Peoria Il 61603
Phone:  (888) 482-4300
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Counties Served: Henry, Starke Counties

Spare Inc., Family Support Services
232 Burns Ln.
Springfield, Il 62702
Phone:  (217) 792-2100 x191
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Community Link
1665 N. 4th
P.O. Box 157
Breese, Il 62230
Phone:  (618) 526-8600
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FAST Foundation for Autism Services Today & Tomorrow
P.O. Box 130 Rock Springs Park (E. 3rd St.)
O’Fallen, Il 62269
Phone:  (618) 960-4663
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First Step Program, Clinton County Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 157
Breese, Il 62230
Phone:  (618) 526-8800

1000 S. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL  62220
Phone:  (618) 825-3966
FAX:  (618) 236-4870
 Denise Henry
Provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs.  STAR NET supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.  We do this through free professional development, family support, technical assistance, and lending library.”
Insurance accepted:  none needed.
Serving Southern 38 counties of Illinois.

William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center
400 South Main Street, PO Box 349
Wood River, IL  62095
Phone:  (618) 251-2175
FAX:  (618) 251-6294
Support groups, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy.
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Charleston Transitional Facility
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Charleston, Il 61920
Phone:  (217) 352-1557
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The Family Clinic at UIC
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1640 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago Il 60608
Phone:  (312) 413-1490
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Counties Served: Statewide

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